Sourcing specialist, Accessories

Ralph Lauren
Bengaluru, India
15 Sep 2022
29 Oct 2022
Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
Responsible for production of all adopted products through delivery. Manage final cost, placement, communication of product changes, on-time delivery, and claim resolution.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
* Responsible for sample develop and secure sample proto to SRS
* Ensure base testing is carried out for fabrics and raw materials and work closely with Raw Material team for approval
* Carryout/ revise costing and negotiate prices with suppliers
* Vendor allocation for product and work closely with identified vendors
* Work closely with capacity team on capacity management
* Ensure sample Leadtime is as per RL standard or keep minimum
* Work to secure all approvals prior to order confirmation. Production
* Host pre-production meeting with QA team and factories to align the expectation based on approved Tech Pack and standard
* Monitor WIP order tracking activities to ensure on-time deliveries with correct quality and quantity
* Manage and communicate the style changes that impact on cost, delivery and product integrity to all relevant parties
* Oversee the production elements to meet the standard and approval.
* Troubleshoot production problems, prevent /resolve issues that will impact on product quality, cost and delivery.
* Collaborate with QA team with PO & delivery details and monitor production and inspection process.
* Collaborate with CFT's to mitigate risk.
* Coordinate with factories to identify possible solutions relating to sample and stock liability.
* Assess risk and provide suggestions for Management's review and discussion.
* Communicate with NY OPS team and to present on-time updates to PMT teams monthly.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Merchandising/ sourcing experience preferred with US buying office or large trading business.
* Profound product knowledge in high end brands products with good fashion sense.
* High adaptability and flexibility to changing business environments, able to work independently.
* Candidates to have /with multiple brands, calendars & product categories exposure.

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